Oh, Mr and Mrs Gordon Sumner. How do you do it? If these two ever split up it would just break our hearts. Who would be our poster children for the benefits of tantric sex and yoga then? Not that they’ve ever been shy about talking about the details of their raunchy sex life, but Sting and Trudie Styler told Harper’s Bazaar about some stuff we didn’t know, and then some. And FYI: these two have been together for almost three decades and married since 1992, so they’re doing something right. The photographs of the couple getting rather, erm, close, were taken by who else, but Terry Richardson. Mention the word “sex” and he’s there like a condom on prom night.
Sting revealed, “When we see each other, it’s romance. I don’t think pedestrian sex is very interesting. There’s a playfulness we have; I like the theater of sex. I like to look good. I like her to dress up. I like to dress her up…Romantic? We like tawdry.” The best part was when Sting spoke about the their bond. “Relationships aren’t easy, and I don’t think they’re particularly natural, but we’re lucky because we actually like each other. We love each other–that’s a given—but Trudie lights my world up when she comes into a room. I don’t take her for granted. I could lose her. He’d have to be very rich and very handsome, but …”
Swoon. No one could be more handsome (or rich), Sting. Ã‚Â Seriously.
We love that in the UK, no one creates a false sense of friendship just for the sake of good PR. In the States, no one wants to say something bad about someone else (unless you’re a reality star, in which case, that’s the only thing you’ll say about anyone). Not so in the case of Simon Cowell and Sting. Last fall, Sting made some very pointed comments about Cowell’s show The X Factor, the reality competition he’s importing to the U.S. once he leaves American Idol. Sting said of the program “The X Factor is a preposterous show and you have judges who have no recognizable talent apart from self-promotion, advising them (contestants) what to wear and how to look. It is appalling.” Zing, Sting!
Of course, Cowell is not one to take criticism lightly, being a master of it himself. In an interview with his pal and fellow talent judge Piers Morgan this weekend, Cowell rebutted “First of all, anybody who at the age of 60 calls himself Sting is an idiot.” Not the most mature way to begin his argument, but you didn’t think he’d stop there, did you? “I find those kind of people… who come from quite humble beginnings and they’re (now) living in these stately homes professing to know everything about everything in the world, and what the contestants may or may not feel… They can say that because they’ve got everything they want in their lives, but what they’re really saying is anybody else who needs a shot shouldn’t be allowed to do it.” The entire argument seems silly because we wouldn’t want to take advice from the style-challenged Cowell, nor do we care what super-rich Sting watches on the TV in his cold, musty castle. So you see, you’re both right. [Photos: Getty Images]